Diogenes: They live in them because they can afford them. And because they want to live near people like themselves. And tiny penises
somedude210: Diogenes: They live in them because they can afford them. And because they want to live near people like themselves. And tiny penisesyou know, we should do a study of penis size to house sizemaybe it's an inverse relationship
Diogenes: There are some penises even I don't want to look at.
Diogenes: They live in them because they can afford them.
Gig103: I don't really understand the tax benefit they're talking about. I have a home, but I deduct the mortgage insurance, not the square footage.
factoryconnection: Diogenes: They live in them because they can afford them.The tax benefits factor in to this calculus, however. I wonder sometimes how much the mortgage tax benefits have affected the housing market, whether or not prices have gone up to compensate for the increased buying power of the borrowing public. That is, at least among those that can take advantage of the deduction.
somedude210: Tiny penises?
Truther: As a middle class moderate sized home (less than 1000 Sq ft) owner I do not want anyone to take away my mortgage interest credit.Tax the uber rich a bit more? I'm ok with that.Tax people who work for a living? Not ok with that.
Gig103: I don't really understand the tax benefit they're talking about. I have a home, but I deduct the
jchic: Because you have to a place for your stuff. The more money you have the more stuff you have the bigger house you need.
SlothB77: yeah, those tax credits are offered to people if they buy something in the inner city like detroit and houston and philadelphia because people aren't going to buy property there otherwise. you don't see the suburbs offering tax credits. you want to know why? because you don't need to offer a tax credit to convince people to buy something in the suburbs.there is parking available. the crime is low. the schools are good. there are supermarkets nearby.next to me, DC offers tax credits. But only if you buy someplace where the traffic sucks, there is no parking, crime is high, schools are bad. you don't get an extra room. the credit makes up for the other inconveniences and costs that come with a home in the city.
Diogenes: I am unconvinced of the causal relationships implied by this piece.They live in them because they can afford them. And because they want to live near people like themselves. And tiny penises.The tax thing is a benefit, not a cause.
cwolf20: If I were rich.1) Room to actually have things instead of just what I can fit in.2) I love novels. I love bookshelves with hardbacks. I want to walk into a room full of them with a chair in the center and a side table for drinks. Along with a sliding ladder to get to the shelves higher up than I can reach. Sure I could have a standard one. but it's a sliding ladder and I'm a kid at heart.3) theater room for movies and video game systems. Complete with surround sound.4) I think somewhere along the line I'd like to be married and have kids. So, more than 2 bedrooms.5) cars, meh. I can live with drivable.
rev. dave: If I was rich I would make the largest room in the house a video game room (man cave) which is 40 ft by 40 ft. windowless and reinforced for tornado protection. Then have a outdoor kitchen for grilling. But I would not have a house over 2000 square feet. My walls would be of concrete forms but I can't expect having a house larger than that without it being a problem.
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